Animators of Film and Television: Nineteen Artists, Writers, by Noell K. Wolfgram Evans

By Noell K. Wolfgram Evans

Within the phrases of Walt Disney, "Animation can clarify regardless of the brain of guy can conceive." half biography, half heritage, half creative statement, this quantity seems to be at numerous significant figures within the box of animation and discusses how their contributions to the artwork of animation have affected the process the industry--and in lots of instances, had an immediate impression on pop culture as a complete. those proficient artists are divided into a number of classifications: Idealists (Art Babbitt, John Hubley); Mavericks (John Kricfalusi, Terry Gilliam); Technicians (the Fleischer Brothers); impacts (Frank Tashlin, Matt Groening, Ray Harryhausen, Ed Benedict); Trailblazers (Lotte Rieniger, Lillian Friedman); Teller of stories (Henry Selick); academics (George Newall, Tom Yohe, the FMPU); and Storytellers (Joe furnish, invoice Scott, Michael Maltese). each one animator is represented by means of an inventory of his or her key motion pictures and awards.

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Gerald is essentially the story of a “handicapped” boy who is unloved. (This reflects what Hubley said nearly ten years earlier, that the farther out the graphics go, the stronger the writing must become. The graphics for this picture were daringly minimal; for example, there were no distinctions between floors and walls. ) So although Hubley himself did not direct Gerald, his style and ideas can be felt all over the picture. The 1951 Academy Award that Bobe Cannon won for directing Gerald struck Hubley deeply.

Both studios were run by brothers (although the Fleischers, unlike Dis51 52 THE TECHNICIANS ney, had three other brothers mingling through other occupations within the studio); both studios had a level of reliance on technology, which they used to achieve their initial success; and both saw the importance of music in their work. In terms of the artists at each location, both studios had similar working conditions, which accounts for why both were hit by labor strikes, which ultimately changed the direction of each studio.

He has also turned from drawing to writing. In 1978 he authored the book Animations of Mortality, which featured artwork, sketches and text all looking 4. Terry Gilliam 45 into the mind of an animator. In 1996 the book was turned into an interactive CD-ROM complete with several new Gilliam-produced and -inspired animations and images. 16 On December 5, 1974, the final episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired. There had been 45 regularly broadcast programs as well as two shows that were created specifically for German television.

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